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Sahin to remain with Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have activated an option they had to sign Nuri Sahin on a permanent contract at the end of the season.

The Turkey midfielder is currently on loan with the Bundesliga club from Real Madrid until the summer, but agreement has been reached on a pre-determined fee for the move to become permanent.

We informed the Real Madrid management of our intentions to take the option on him during our Champions League quarter-final tie with them.

– Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke

Klopp: "No one to blame for not qualifying"

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp hailed the spirit and determination of his players as they fell just short of completing a memorable Champions League fightback against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Madrid survived a huge scare to progress through to the semi-finals, losing 2-0 on the night but scraping through 3-2 on aggregate.

A game like this should be conserved, it was unbelievable how well the lads played tonight.

You could tell from the off that they wanted to go through. We stuck to our game plan 100 per cent, but unfortunately we were still eliminated. That's how the competition goes.

We should have scored in the first leg, but we knew we would get a chance. But let me make one thing clear: this game was so good that there is absolutely no one to blame for not qualifying.

– Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp


Dortmund sign Ramos as Lewandowsi replacement

Adrian Ramos will move to Dortmund in the summer. Credit: PA

Borussia Dortmund have completed a deal to sign Hertha Berlin striker Adrian Ramos at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old Colombia international, set to feature for his country at this summer's World Cup, will join Jurgen Klopp's side on July 1 after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Ramos has been in good form for Hertha this season, his 16 goals placing him third on the Bundesliga scoring charts and contributing to a return of 32 in 89 top-flight appearances for the capital club.

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Dortmund players to pocket 100,000 euros if they overturn Real Madrid deficit

Borussia Dortmund's players are set to pocket a sizeable sum if they overturn a 3-0 deficit to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night, it has been reported.

According to the Bild newspaper, each player will receive 100,000 euros should Dortmund book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second season running.

No bonus will be due if they win, but not by a margin which will see them through.

Klopp keeping positive

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is refusing to write off his side's Champions League campaign in spite of a 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

There are two games in this quarter final - one in Madrid, and the other in Dortmund.

I am far less critical than my players, who are all sitting with heads drooped in the dressing room.

We had many chances and could have scored four or five goals. We just made mistakes and got punished - Barcelona also conceded three goals here.

We can learn from this game. We weren't cool enough and lacked the belief. We didn't make things uncomfortable enough for them.

– Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp
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